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Friday, July 16, 2010

Two housebreaks reported in July

Burglars broke into an East Street residence on July 1 and took some jewelry and a laptop computer. The owners, who were away from the house between 9:30 a.m. and 5 p.m., discovered and reported the theft when they returned home shortly before 6 p.m. Entry to the house was gained through an unlocked window opening on to a screened porch, according to Police ...more

Carlisle School project reviewed, utility bid accepted

The Carlisle School Building Committee (SBC) reviewed the latest design iteration of the new school building at their July 8 meeting, before discussing the three bids received for the pre-construction utility work. They ultimately decided to recommend that the Selectmen accept the $343,495 bid of D’Amico, Inc., the construction company used for the school’s ...more

Invasive beetle nears Carlisle

The news that an infestation of the Asian Longhorned Beetle (Anoplophora glabripennis) was found in Boston means this highly destructive hardwood pest is now within 20 miles of Carlisle. If the Asian Longhorned Beetle spreads from its current primarily urban environment, “it has the potential to seriously alter ...more

Variance sought for sheep shed

Applicant and property renter Judy Asarkof and her two fellow sheep farmers appeared before the Zoning Board of Appeals to request a variance for their shed at the corner of Maple Street and Bedford Road, constructed for the purposes of raising lambs and keeping sheep. As new sheep farmers, the applicants stated that they had reviewed the Massachusetts agricultural ...more

No shortcuts: detour remains around Spencer Brook culvert

Drivers traveling on South Street face another year of bypassing the washed-out Spencer Brook culvert on Westford Road in Concord. The detour takes cars from Pope Road to Spencer Brook Road, bringing drivers back to Westford Road just past the bridge. Concord Engineer Bill Renault explained that Concord applied for FEMA grants to fund the repairs, but the grants ...more

Benfield final decision expected July 14

The Zoning Board of Appeals is poised to grant a decision on the Benfield Farms affordable housing project and expects to sign a decision at their meeting on Wednesday, July 14. ...more

Indicator wasp study to occur at Foss

The Conservation Commission (ConsCom) has approved a U.S. Forest Service (USFS) study of the burrowing wasp, Cerceris fumipennis, at Foss Farm. C. fumipennis is a non-stinging native wasp considered a possible indicator of the Emerald Ash Borer (Agrilus ...more

ConsCom seeks harmony at Foss Farm community gardens

To ease mounting tensions at the Foss Farm Community Gardens, the Conservation Commission (ConsCom) will handle matters relative to garden rules directly rather than through the garden managers. This decision came at the July 8 meeting after a lengthy discussion of a provision of the 2010 rules which says: “Each plot must be tended primarily by the household ...more

Conservation Commission shorts, July 8

Greystone pathway. The Conservation Commission (ConsCom) approved a request from Stamski and McNary engineer George Dimakarakos to change the surface on the Greystone Crossing pathway under construction along Cross Street to “bituminous concrete” (asphalt). ...more

Selectmen contract with vendor for school site work

At their July 13 meeting, the Carlisle Board of Selectmen unanimously selected J.D’Amico, Inc. of Randolph to conduct the early site work in the school building project for the bid of $343,495. The initial work will require rerouting and relocating the utilities behind the Wilkins and Corey Buildings (see related article, page 1). ...more

Board of Health shorts, June 29 and July 13

Sanitation inspectors hired. ...more

Police get grant for free bicycle helmets

The Police Station lobby was buzzing this week with residents picking up free bicycle helmets. Police Officer Paul Smith announced that it is expected that the helmets, sized for toddlers and small, medium and large sized children, will go quickly. ...more

Fire Department provides mutual aid during Groton brushfire

On Monday, July 5, Carlisle firefighters responded to a request for mutual aid in Groton, where a 12-acre brush fire burned about a mile in the woods off Indian Hill Road. Carlisle Fire Chief David Flannery said that Lieut. Robert Trainor, Jr. and seven other firefighters took Engine 6 to the fire. According to the Lowell Sun, more than 50 firefighters from ...more

News from surrounding towns

The following news items were extracted from material available on the Internet. ...more

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